politics

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Global Politics

Lebanon tensions rise

The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut that tensions rose dramatically today between Lebanon's two main rival political blocks and parts of Beirut were shut down by barricades and gun battles.

Health & Medicine

Twin towers study

British academics interviewed more than 250 people who escaped from the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. It was part of a three-year study aimed at finding ways to evacuate skyscrapers more quickly and effectively.